Personal lubricants might not be as exciting as a toy with a half dozen attachments, or a sexy role play outfit, or scandalous lingerie—but it’s arguably more important when it comes down to really getting down to business. Nothing is more unfortunate than having to cut a solo or couples play session short because your lube is underperforming, or worse, actually being a turnoff. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of five of the best lube brands out there. These are some of the most reliable, high performance, best feeling lubricants out there.
Premium Personal Lubricant by Penchant
Penchant Premium personal lubricant is the silicone lube that tops our list. We absolutely adore its velvety texture and never-quit attitude. It lasts and lasts, and it’s never sticky or stringy. It doesn’t dry out, smell funny, or taste off. It’s about as versatile as a lube can be, with the one caveat that it (like all silicone lubes) can’t be used with silicone toys. Other than that, however, it’s a fantastic premium lube suitable for all of your bedroom playtime plans.
Luxx Beauty Premium Intimate Lubricant for Sensitive Skin
If you do want a lube for silicone toy playtime, you’ll probably want to go water-based. If that’s the case, we’ve got a luxurious water based lube you’re guaranteed to love. Luxxx Beauty’s premium personal lubricant is silky soft, super slippery, and safe for just about any activity. It’s non-staining, paraben free, and non-sticky. No untoward tastes or odors are going to ruin your oral activities, and the thick, uber slick formula is suitable for relieving friction from any number of sexy activities.
Liquid Silk Personal Lubricant
Liquid Silk might be one of the lesser known lubes amongst our list of the best lube brands, but it’s not because it’s low quality. On the contrary, we absolutely love this water-based lube. It’s scentless, flavorless, and stays superbly wet with no stickiness for an impressive length of time. Our one issue is that some formulations contain parabens, which many of us are trying to avoid. If, however, that’s not an issue for you, it ranks fairly close to Luxxx in terms of performance.
Isabel Fay Natural Intimate Personal Lubricant
This is another lubricant designed for sensitive skin. One of our favorite things about this lube is, it’s absolutely lovely, classy packaging. Pop it on your nightstand amongst your high-end lotions, and it’s invisible. Something else we love? No parabens, and no glycerin—both of which many of us with more sensitive skin need to avoid. However, unlike the previous entries on our list, Isabel Fay does have a tendency to become sticky with a long duration, friction based activities, so be prepared to add a bit more fairly often.
Shibari Premium Intimate Lubricant (Water-Based)
We are huge fans of Shibari—it’s one of the best lube brands out there. They’re incredibly consistent across formulations when it comes to incredibly silky, soft, smooth lubrication and moisturizing. The only reasons it’s lower on our list are the inclusion of glycerin and parabens and the really unfortunate packaging—we detest flip tops because they’re too prone to messes/too difficult to use with one hand.